# Fluid Pressure at Depth

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Classical Mechanics

The pressure exerted on a fluid depends only on the depth of the fluid.

### Fluid PRESSURE at Depth FORMULA

$$\large{ p = \rho \; g \; h }$$

Where:

$$\large{ p }$$ = fluid pressure

$$\large{ \rho }$$   (Greek symbol rho) = density of the fluid

$$\large{ g }$$ = gravitational acceleration

$$\large{ h }$$ = heigh